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Information Technology

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's (a) total managed expenditure, (b) total spending on Information Technology and (c) spending on Information Technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure has been in each financial year since 1997–98. [107094]

Total managed expenditure, total spending on Information Technology and spending on Information Technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure for each of the of the last six years was as follows.

Year

£

£

Percentage

1997–981,230,729,00032,882,9602.67
1998–991,261,865,00041,421,6153.28
1999–20001,393,060,00042,191,5553.03
2000–011,462,280,00033,018,3722.26
2001–021,523,487,00027,582,0681.81
2002–031,730,143,00069,796,8044.03

Notes:

1. The managed expenditure totals from 1997–98 to 2000–01 reflect Appropriation Account cash-based figures. Those in 2001–02 and 2002–03 are resource-based and include net capital expenditure. 2001–02 is an outturn figure; 2002–03 represents the Parliamentary Estimate.

2. During 2002–03, the FCO embarked on a major new MIS and HR programme (Prism).